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post #3286 of 4917
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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

 
In some ways. Presence, tonal balance, and prat of the he500 are excellent.
And imaging is above average.
The lcd-3 destroys it in treble smoothness, bass depth and texture. Lcd-3 has more timbral realism, but to my ears sounds a touch 2-D in terms of imaging and holography. Regardless of amp and source.
Lcd-3 is still probably my pick for a musical listening experience.
But he-500 gets you 90% there for about a third the cost....

U forget the bigger brother of the he6..thats a better comparision to the lcd3 and still almost half the price...and i heard a rumor hifiman is working on a new improved version of the jade. That will be something special...

post #3287 of 4917
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can the HE 500 compete with the LCD 3?

 

No.

post #3288 of 4917
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can the HE 500 compete with the LCD 3?

 

HE-500 competes with LCD-2, HE-6 competes with LCD-3.

post #3289 of 4917
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

HE-500 competes with LCD-2, HE-6 competes with LCD-3.

 

But some people like the HE-500 more than the HE-6.  It is an evolution of the HE-6 after all.

post #3290 of 4917
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

 

But some people like the HE-500 more than the HE-6.  It is an evolution of the HE-6 after all.

I don't see how

post #3291 of 4917

Having heard the HE-6 on the speaker amps, (well driven, in terms of SQ) HE-6 vs (well driven, in terms of SQ) HE-500 hands down for the HE-6, (in terms of price) HE-6 vs (in terms of price) HE-500 hands down for the HE-500

Just saying.. redface.gif

post #3292 of 4917
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post

 

But some people like the HE-500 more than the HE-6.  It is an evolution of the HE-6 after all.

i feel deep doubts

post #3293 of 4917

What will be the headphone with LCD-2.2 sound characteristics, but with more air and liveliness?

post #3294 of 4917
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

What will be the headphone with LCD-2.2 sound characteristics, but with more air and liveliness?

 

LCD-2.2 with vegan pads. :)

And an aftermarket silver cable.


Edited by negura - 3/27/13 at 7:49am
post #3295 of 4917
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Originally Posted by negura View Post

 

LCD-2.2 with vegan pads. :)

Nice joke:)

post #3296 of 4917

I don't think negura is joking :)

post #3297 of 4917
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I don't see how
Well let's see, HiFiMAN designed the HE-6 then later they took the same magnetic driver design and modified it to build the HE-500.
post #3298 of 4917
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Originally Posted by Shazb0t View Post


Well let's see, HiFiMAN designed the HE-6 then later they took the same magnetic driver design and modified it to build the HE-500.

 

Nope - they didn't.

post #3299 of 4917
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

I don't think negura is joking :)

Then it would mean even bigger joke:)

post #3300 of 4917
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Nope - they didn't.

 

"The HE-500 uses a more complicated array of bigger magnets to increase sensitivity over the HE-5LE plus a different diaphragm to improve midrange performance. Sensitivity is 89dB, impedance 38Ω. Our portable players can drive it well. The magnetics are actually the HE-6's. The diaphragm was modified to provide better vocals and bass. The voice coil traces are coiled aluminum, not gold. Then we apply a different treatment to the surface of the HE-500's diaphragm. That makes it different from our HE-5, HE-5LE and HE-4 models. The HE-500 is better than the HE-5LE in almost every way. While the HE-500 lacks the HE-6's ultra clarity, its sonic signature over a regular headphone amplifier is pretty close to that of the HE-6 over a high-end amp."

 

-Fang Bian

 

Sounds like they incorporated the magnetics from the HE-6 and a modified driver to tweak some frequency ranges.  Then changed the conductor from gold to thin aluminum.  He doesn't say that it's better than the HE-6, but at $899 when it was introduced, they were clearly related design wise.


Edited by Shazb0t - 3/27/13 at 8:53am
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